Insurrectionist Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) defended the Nazi salute as conservatives continue to terrorize school boards across the country over mask mandates and critical race theory during a pandemic that has killed over 700,000 Americans.

Masks protect people from contracting and spreading the coronavirus, something Cruz would know if he had an ounce of scientific literacy. Yet, right-wing parents are threatening and abusing school board members for supporting mask mandates that keep students and staff safe because Donald Trump and his supporters turned science into part of the Republican culture war.

At one school board meeting, one parent even went so far as to deliver a Nazi salute, which is apparently fine with Cruz, who defended it as free speech even though he said the opposite when black NFL players kneeled in protest of police brutality.

“My God! A parent did a Nazi salute at a school board because they thought the policies were oppressive,” Cruz said during a hearing. “General Garland, is doing a Nazi salute at an elected official, is that protected by the First Amendment?”

Attorney General Merrick Garland, who thus far has been soft on Trump and his accomplices, agreed.

But Cruz went on to defend his defense of Nazi salutes on Twitter:

There is no excuse for anyone using a Nazi salute. It’s indefensible, especially since Cruz sang a different tune when professional athletes knelt during the National Anthem, which is protected free speech.

It should also be pointed out that Cruz didn’t condemn the Nazi salute, just as he has refused to condemn the insurrection that he helped incite to overthrow democracy.

Americans ripped him a new one in response.

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